Make ‘m Smile

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Mark your calendar now for our 15th Annual Make ‘m Smile Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2017!! 

Make ‘m Smile is the BIGGEST party celebrating kids with special needs…our VIPs! This annual community festival is the first Saturday of every June in Downtown Orlando and welcomes kids and adults with all types of special needs/disabilities and their families! We also invite others from the community to join in the fun and stroll around the park, enjoying entertainment, food, and family activities.



Kids with special needs are our VIPs, and this day is for them!

VIP kids are any kids with special needs including any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile. Proof of disability is required.

Event wristbands are required for event participation, including entertainment, free food, drinks and goodies.  Each VIP will receive a FREE wristband for their immediate family (parents, care givers, siblings/brothers/sisters); additional wristbands can be purchased for your other family members (aunt, uncle, grandparents, cousins, etc.) and friends for a cost of $5 per wristband.



Buddies are individuals, couples, and/or families that would like to “Be a Buddy” Friend for the event by joining a VIP kid(s) and their family for a Friendship Stroll around Lake Eola. Your time commitment is 2-4 hours, but you can stay as long as you’d like!

Event wristbands are required for all participants. Buddy wristbands will be available for a donation of $5/person in advance or at the event. We only offer wristbands free to our VIPs and their immediate families!



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Our Smile Team Volunteers help set up and run the event from start to finish. They commit to work the entire event (5:30 am – 2:30 pm) to help make everyone smile! Must be at least 16 years old and attend a mandatory training meeting. If you are not able to make this BIG commitment, please volunteer to be a Buddy!

 Smile Makers


A Smile Maker is any non-profit group, individual, church, organization, or school that provides non-professional entertainment.

Resource Exhibitors


Resource Exhibitors are organizations/businesses who provide 80% or more of their services to the special needs community. (If you do not qualify as a Resource Exhibitor, consider joining us as a Sponsor!)

CLICK HERE to see a list of our 2016 Resource Exhibitors!




Sponsors are individuals, businesses or corporations who partner with us to help fund our event! Partnerships can be in the form of cash, gifts of goods or services, or professional entertainment!

CLICK HERE to see a list of our 2016 Sponsors!